I had first heard that hair-removal from the face can help prevent breakouts from a friend with cystic acne due to PCOD, who heard it from her dermatologist. Now, while I don’t have very thick hair growth, I do have a lot of hair on my face, pretty much right up to my eyeballs. This means that thick makeup and skin products, bacteria, and other oily or dirty things had plenty of fur to latch onto and create a mess. The oil would cling to the hair, the hair follicles would attract germs, and the hair would spread those everywhere, making me break out. I was intrigued by the idea of shaving primarily because I truly was sick of constantly being covered in pimples.
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New York lawyer Susan Karten has helped several hairfacts readers who have been injured during hair removal procedures.
She has just started her own firm and is handling laser cases and similar injuries.
Susan M. Karten & Associates, LLP
355 Lexington Avenue
New York, New York 10017
By Annie Reed of the Westmont Progress profiles a local practitioner of cosmetogynecology, where gynecologists’ offices have become centers for cosmetic procedures including hair removal
Herbert worked as an OB/GYN at Midwest Physician’s Group in Orland Park for 13 years. In addition to her new practice in Westmont, she is an assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in Downers Grove.
Office location: 700 Pasquinelli Drive, Suite B, Westmont
PHONE (630) 920-2600
Matt at MediaBistro points out a fun campaign for male hair removal:
Bodygroom Manalogues (sponsored by Philips)
Some people report an error:
The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because it uses an invalid or unsupported form of compression.
Can’t wait till people start using standardized video compression. PS: Flash sucks.
Amy Salter of the Southport Visiterprofiles a local threading practitioner:
Carole Todd, who works from her home on Waterloo Road, trained in the Indian practise of threading, after struggling to find anywhere in the North West that did it.
Editor Marv Knox of the Baptist Standard has a cute piece on his visit to the dermatologist, where he sheepishly asked about laser hair removal for his ears. His doctor said:
“You see, laser hair removal … only works on hair with pigment. It looks like the hair on your ears already has turned gray, and you don’t have enough pigment. I’m sorry; I think it’s too late.”
He really knows how to hurt a guy. Getting older is bad enough. First, I started losing hair where I wanted it, like on the top of my head. But then I started growing it where I didn’t, like on my ears.
Millions of women could be at risk of scarring and burns because they are unaware of the risks of laser hair removal treatment, warn researchers.
MaryJane Butters at the Salt Lake Tribune has an excellent piece on eco-friendly options for getting a good shave. Among the products reviewed:
Full article (sltrib.com)
Wendy Clem of the Detroit City Buzz Examiner profiles aesthetic nurse Kim Evans of Eastside Skin Care & Laser Center in Roseville:
Laser hair removal capitalizes on the Light Sheer Diode, considered the industry’s gold standard for the eradication of unwanted hair.
Often hair issues occur, says Evans, when women remove body hair and ingrown hairs occur. These become inflamed, causing a painful condition called folliculitis.
Laser removal offers a better alternative. It’s available for both men and women and can treat all skin types. Evans also offers a package deal that features a free treatment.
Full article (examiner.com)
British Medical Journal and The Guardian have an overview on removing unwanted facial hair for women, with a focus on eflornithine:
Sometimes, there’s no obvious cause for unwanted facial hair. It might be inherited, so if your mother or grandmother had a lot of noticeable hair on her face, you might get it too. But there’s also a medical condition, called polycystic ovary syndrome, which can cause more hair to grow on your face.
The newest treatment for facial hair is a cream called eflornithine (brand name Vaniqa). It works to slow down the rate at which hair grows. You need a prescription from your doctor for this cream. You rub a thin layer of cream into your skin twice a day. You shouldn’t wash the areas treated for four hours afterwards.
Full article (guardian.co.uk)